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Medford Massachusetts was settled in 1695 and became a city in 1892. The economic history was based on the ship building trade in colonial times. Ship building was begun by Thatcher Magoun who used lumber harvested from the Fells and New Hampshire which arrived via the Middlesex Canal.

After the ship building industry reached its decline printed cloth and carpets, linseed oil as well as rum and hats became the major products in Medford as did education with the founding of Tufts University in 1852. Because of its industrial prosperity Medford doubled its population every 20 years from 1870 to 1910.

To this day Medford is a well populated city in a very convenient location filled with many suburban neighborhoods. However it still retains a rich architectural heritage containing many historic sites which include monuments and houses-some of which date back the 17th century.

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1 DAY SEMINAR Medford, Massachusetts - Information & Registration Forms


When: Aug 18, 2014 8 AM in Medford, Massachusetts (Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08 )
Global Citizens Model United Nations Experience (MiniMUN III) for 5th and 6th graders

MiniMUN III is a chance for fifth and sixth graders to have a Model United Nations experience in order to get a taste of what Model United Nations is all about. Students are provided with a guide to the topic which will be discussed/debated, and with a country position statement that explains their country's position on said topic and the reasons for those positions, as well as what solutions their country would be likely to support or to oppose. At the beginning of the conference, students will be given a brief introduction to the United Nations, and then during the afternoon they will be helped to learn the proces of debate, the rules of Model UN Debate, how to present themselves in debate, how to negotiate and work together, and how to write working papers and resolutions. Opening Ceremonies will be centered around the participants and will be engaging and motivating for them, and Closing Ceremonies will center around a celebration of what they have done during the afternoon.

We are asking for a $30 registration fee to cover our costs (printing, nametags, paper, pens, printer ink, folders, snacks for during the conference, and so forth). However, anyone who would not be able to participate because this fee imposes a burden need simply send us an email and we will register them directly -- no questions asked. Schools, church groups, afterschool programs, and other community groups should contact us regarding alternative pricing and payment options. Additionally, while it is fine to register and pay via Eventbrite, we would be at least as happy to receive an email registration followed by a mailed check; checks can be mailed to ARMUN, Kim Kay Holt, 2 Orchard Place #2, Arlington, MA 02476. If you register via eventbrite, please email us with your student's name, grade, school (or status as homeschooled), and your email and phone number in case we need to reach you. The email to use for all MiniMUN related issues is ARMUN2013@gmail.com.

Thank you and see you at MiniMUN III in November!



When: Nov 2, 2014 12 PM to Nov 2, 2014 6 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 12 )
Tufts Conference and Event Services Summer Housing 2014


When: Jul 23, 2014 2 PM in Medford, Massachusetts (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14 )
New England Randonneurs 2014 Season Pass
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New England Randonneurs

Online Registration Closes
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time

When: Feb 3, 2014 12 AM to Dec 31, 2014 12 AMin Medford, Massachusetts (Mon, 03 Feb 2014 00 )
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: Restoring Ecosystems, Reversing Global Warming

Promoting the power of nature to remove excess carbon from the atmosphere where it does untold damage, and restore it to the soils where it supports abundant life and reverses global warming.

We are telling a new story. Each of our speakers presents a chapter in the remarkable narrative of life on earth in the 21st century. We humans are a key part of that narrative, and while there are many parts they all come together in a single tale. We will weave those parts together so that each presentation is part of the whole, a whole that builds a different and more hopeful worldview than weve heard in a long time. We have a lot of work to do and heavy paradigms to shift, but we can and will tell the new story with exciting and hopeful outcomes.

Our Boston conference has a roster of expert speakers followed by an international series of events bringing together climate advocates, farmers, ranchers, scientists, social scientists, policymakers, NGOs, artists, visionaries and the general public in other words, any and all of us for a non-technical discussion to consider:

  1. The exceptional potential of the biosphere to address all of our current emissions, as well as to remove the 125 parts per million of excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
  2. Effective action on a global scale by applying eco-regenerative approaches to lands and waters worldwide.
  3. The use of biological systems to re-establish healthy water cycles to cool the earths surface.

Our primary urgent goal in the face of widespread breakdown in addressing climate change is to further the understanding necessary to embark on the global regeneration process made possible by enabling the forces of biology. Collectively we will present affordable strategies for eco-restoration that local, national and international governments, agencies, communities and individuals may rapidly implement in order to reverse global warming.

More background info

Speakers

Detailed speaker bios on our website athttp://bio4climate.org/conference-2014/speakers/. We will be adding additional speakers soon.

Stephen I. Apfelbaum is principal ecologist and chairman atApplied Ecological Servicesof Brodhead, Wisconsin. He is a much sought after speaker at educational events focusing on ecological restoration, ecosystem assessment, alternative stormwater management and conservation development.


Antje Danielsonis the Administrative Director at theTufts Institute of the Environmentandthe graduate interdisciplinary Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) program.Sheholds a Ph.D. in Geology from Free University, Berlin.


Tom Goreau
is an award-winning marine, soils and climate scientist. He is President of theGlobal Coral Reef Alliance, a non-profit organization for coral reef protection and sustainable managementand is a trained nuisance crocodile remover who would rather not.

Seth Itzkan is a futurist and founder of Planet-TECH Associates in Somerville, Massachusetts. He has spent months in Africa observing Holistic Management and its extraordinary effects on desertified semi-arid grasslands. Seth is co-founder of the Google Group, Soil-Age.

Walter Jehnes a retired scientist with a specialist background in soil microbiology and plant ecology who has worked in Australia and overseas and is now part of a not-for-profit group,Healthy Soils Australia, which fosters biological regeneration of Australias lands.

Dan Kittredge is a life-long farmer and founder of theBionutrient Food Association. He launchedThe Real Food Campaign(RFC) in 2008, to empower and educate farmers towards the production of quality food for the improvement of human health.

Jim Laurie, Restoration Ecologist, is a biologist from Rice University and is a pioneer in biological remediation of waste water. He is also co-founder of a lively and sophisticated Google Group,Soil-Age, and he invites you to join!

William Moomaw is Professor of International Environmental Policy at theFletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he is the founding director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, the Tufts Climate Initiative and co-founder of the Global Development and Environment Institute.

Charlotte O'Brien, President and CEO,Carbon Drawdown Solutions(CDS), is a serial entrepreneur, pyrolysis and biomass expert who has worked for years with many varieties of bamboo.She recently founded CDS, supplying equipment for local biochar processing that will result in long-term soil carbon storage and greatly improved soil health and productivity.


Greg Retallack
is an award-winningpaleobotanistat the University of Oregon, where he has been on the faculty since 1981. He recently wrote a paper for theAnnual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Global Cooling by Grassland Soils of the Geological Past and Near Future.

Gary Rucinski is co-founder and chairman of theCommittee for a Green Economy, and is Northeast Regional Coordinator of theCitizens Climate Lobby, a grassroots nonpartisan nonprofit building the political will for a sustainable climate. Gary holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Rochester. and a BA in Physics from Brandeis University. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife and three children.

Judith Schwartz is a longtime freelance writer and author of several books. Most recently she is the author ofCows Save the Planet and Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth, The Organic Consumers Association calls the book a call to action for the soil; Michael Pollan says it is the most hopeful and surprising book on the environmental crisis Ive read this year.



When: Nov 21, 2014 5 PM to Nov 23, 2014 3 PMin Medford, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Aug 16, 2014 9 AM in Medford, Massachusetts (Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09 )
Pancreatic Cancer 5K Walk/Run...

8th Annual 5K Pancreatic Cancer Walk/Run. Flat course, Out & Back, USA Track & Field certified. Post race party with awards, prizes, great RAFFLES, light refreshments, cash bar, DJ, face painting and balloon twisting for the kids. Fun day for the whole family.
Wear your purple for a chance to win best dressed in purple!! ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH AT MASS GENERAL HOSPITAL

When: Sep 27, 2014 10 AM in Medford, Massachusetts
Cost: $26 online, $30 day of (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10 )
UCL visit to Boston, USA - TUFTS University Study Abroad Fair

Description / Activity

UCL will be participating in the TUFTS University Study Abroad Fair. Meet with our representative to discuss course options, entry requirements, the application process, life in London and more.


Date

17 September 2014

Times


11:30 - 14:00

Location

Main Conference Room (745 A&B) of Dowling Hall

TUFTS University

Medford

Massachusetts 02155

Contact
Hannah Legg h.legg@ucl.ac.uk



When: Sep 17, 2014 11 AM to Sep 17, 2014 2 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11 )
Jeff Jam Sing-a-long
Ages:3-8

Jeff Jams performs silly songs with his acoustic guitar at Bestsellers Cafe.



When: Jul 23, 2014 3 PM in Medford, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15 )
Tufts University Summer English Language Programs 2014


When: Jun 29, 2014 12 AM to Aug 8, 2014 12 AMin Medford, Massachusetts (Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00 )
Admissions Information Sessions 2013-14

We invite you to attend a small group Information Sessions during your campus visit to learn about The Fletcher School. We cover topics including degree programs, the curriculum, student life, and the admissions process. All Sessions end with a tour of the School. Most Information Sessions are hosted by Fletcher students, but Admissions officers are also available to answer your questions.

Thank you for choosing to visit The Fletcher School!



When: Aug 18, 2014 12 PM to Aug 18, 2014 1 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12 )
Family Sing-a-long with Matt Heaton
Ages:1-3

Matt Heaton performs songs for preschoolers and toddlers at Bestsellers Cafe.



When: Jul 23, 2014 10 AM in Medford, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10 )
Family Sing-a-long with Matt Heaton
Ages:1-3

Matt Heaton performs songs for preschoolers and toddlers at Bestsellers Cafe.



When: Jul 23, 2014 10 AM in Medford, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10 )
Jeff Jam Sing-a-long
Ages:3-8

Jeff Jams performs silly songs with his acoustic guitar at Bestsellers Cafe.



When: Jul 23, 2014 3 PM in Medford, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15 )
Macedonia

Please join us for a fantastic dinner prepared by the Welches...accompanied by interesting conversations and fun games! Meet up with old friends or make some new ones!




When: Oct 18, 2014 5 PM to Oct 18, 2014 7 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17 )

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